The suspects are due to appear at the Bishop Lavis court on charges of illegal possession.
The police anti-gang unit in Western Cape province arrested four people and seized firearms and drugs during dawn operations in the Bishop Lavis area on Friday, a statement said.
Unit members descended on the corner of Bishop Lavis drive and Sparrow street just after 1 am, seizing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and arresting two men aged 49 and 24, police said.
Within minutes, the unit confiscated two other firearms, magazines, rounds of ammunition, firearm parts and a substantial quantity of crystal methamphetamine, also known as tik, at the nearby Malawi informal settlement. They arrested a 23-year-old male suspect.
“In the third location, members of the unit seized an assortment of Mandrax tablets, 57 magnum rounds of ammunition, tik crystal pebbles, and arrested a 22-year-old suspect,” police said.
The suspects were due to appear at the Bishop Lavis court on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as dealing drugs.
– African News Agency